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20 best movies like Max Payne (2008)

List of the best movies like Max Payne (2008): Murphy's Law, The Gunman, Original Gangstas, Marked for Death, Punisher: War Zone, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, A Man Apart, Boy Wonder, Pride and Glory, 6 Bullets.

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Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersMafia, Heroes, Partners
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Pursuit, Chase, Pads
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A tough police detective escapes from custody after being framed and arrested for the murder of his ex-wife, and must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Spain, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:24
CharactersGangsters, Spy, Hired assassins, Killers, Doctors
PlotLove, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Revenge, Death
PlaceVillage, Africa
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to London to find out who wants him dead -- and why. Terrier's search leads him to a reunion with Annie, a woman he once loved, who is now married to an oily businessman with dealings in Africa.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Rivalry
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created the Rebels, returns to Gary to be with his father and, with a little help from his friends, to destroy the Rebels his way.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersGangsters, Heroes, Family
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Voodoo, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Explicit scenes, Serious

Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug lord who vows that Hatcher and his family are now marked for death.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada, Germany
Duration01:43
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes, FBI, Tough guys
PlotRevenge, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
TimeDark ones
StyleMarvel, Exciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: Jigsaw. With the "Punisher Task Force" hot on his trail and the FBI unable to take Jigsaw in, Frank must stand up to the formidable army that Jigsaw has recruited before more of his evil deeds go unpunished.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersKillers, Heroes, Police, Twins, Criminals
PlotLove, Revenge, Money, Investigation, Friendship
StyleLight, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:49
CharactersHeroes, Partners
PlotRevenge
PlaceMexico, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when all Vetter can focus on is revenge.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Criminals
PlotBoxing, Revenge, Obsession
PlaceMetro, New York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious

A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides what is right or wrong? As the boundaries blur, Sean's dual life wears on his psyche and his two worlds careen dangerously close to colliding. Like a graphic novel you can't put down, Boy Wonder challenges morality, distorting perceptions of what is right and what is justified, as it races to its shocking conclusion.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:10
CharactersPolice, Family, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Conspiracies
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Gloomy, Depressive

A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy but the entire NYPD.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersSnipers, Heroes, Tough guys
PlotMartial Arts
PlaceAircraft, USA
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersHired assassins, Heroes, Veterans
PlotRevenge, Cars, Pursuit
StyleTwisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has spent the last 10 years in prison planning revenge for the murder of his brother. Now that Driver is free to carry out his deadly plan only two men stand in his way- Billy Bob Thornton plays a veteran cop and Oliver Jackson-Cohen, a crazy hitman. With those two close on his trail, Driver races to carry out his mission as the mystery surrounding his brothers murder deepens.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersMafia, Serial killers, Alcoholics
PlotInvestigation, Hostage, Mystery
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Heavy

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersPartners
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Depressive

Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose members are being systematically murdered one by one. To solve the brutal killings, Kingston joins forces with a cocky, young homicide detective. But neither of them is prepared for the shocking corruption their investigation will uncover — stunning secrets that will set both men on a violent collision course with betrayal and vengeance.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersHired assassins, Partners
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Hostage, Chase, Justice
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersTerrorists, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Pursuit, Computers, Chase
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Blown Away tells the story of Jimmy Dove who works for the Boston bomb squad. Shortly after Dove leaves the force his partner is killed by a bomb that Dove thinks might have been made by someone he knows.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly, USA
Duration01:35
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRobbery, Skirmishes, Revenge, Chase
PlaceVietnam, Asia, New York
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Serious, For men

A Los Angeles detective is sent to New York where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:35
CharactersGangsters, Heroes, Models
PlotRevenge
PlaceCollege, New York
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Paul Kersey is back at working vigilante justice when when his fiancée, Olivia, has her business threatened by mobsters

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersSerial killers, Hired assassins, Heroes, Judge
PlotRevenge, Conspiracies, Justice, Sects, Uprising
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Serious

As violence escalates in Los Angeles and heinous murders are committed, Steven Hardin, a young judge of the California Supreme Court, must struggle with his tortured conscience and growing despair as he watches helplessly as the ruthless criminals brought before his court go free because clever lawyers find obscure loopholes in the law.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersBikers, Yakuza, Losers, Partners
PlotWar, Survival, Skirmishes, Pursuit, Chase
PlaceVillage, Japan, Asia, New York
StyleExciting, Action, Soulful, Heavy, Tense

Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. However, in Japan he manages to escape, and as they try to track him down, they get deeper and deeper into the Japanese Mafia scene and they have to learn that they can only win by playing the game—the Japanese way.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryThailand, Canada, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersGangsters, Heroes, Scammers, FBI, Partners
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Slavery, Investigation, Rivalry
PlaceAsia
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Explicit scenes, Serious

After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:39
CharactersBlonde girls, Thieves, Police, Scammers, Criminals
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Skirmishes, Revenge, Hostage
StyleExciting, Fascinating, For men

Two policemen, one an old-timer, the other his volatile younger partner, find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics becomes the media's cause du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due, but instead find far more than they wanted awaiting them in the shadows.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Pursuit, Chase
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Serious

An unconventional undercover Chicago cop and his partner are recruited to commit the murder of a New Orleans criminal kingpin.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersHired assassins
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Revenge, Pads, False accusations
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Serious

Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is convicted of drug dealing, based on the perjured evidence of a police informant. Thrown into a seedy jail, fighting to prove his innocence is diffucult when he has to deal with the realities of prison life, where everyone claims they were framed.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersSpecial agents, FBI, Fish, Sheriffs
PlotInvestigation, Pursuit, Art
PlaceDeserts, Small cities
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersHeroes, Partners
PlotPursuit, Hostage, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersPartners
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Investigation, Pursuit, Political
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Jeff Powers is the newest member of a very elite and very secret LAPD division. Their mission is to target important criminals and to get them to stop. Police brutality is not a known term for the division and they will stop at nothing to get the job done, even if it means murder.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersGangsters, Partners
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Pads
PlaceCollege
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersHeroes, Autistic, Special agents, FBI
PlotBank robbery, Skirmishes, Internet, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersPartners
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Investigation, Obsession, Pursuit
StyleExciting, Heavy, For men, Disturbing

Veteran cop Nick Pulovski is used to playing musical partners; many of the partners he's had in the past have died on the job, and often as a result of Nick's risky tactics. But the rookie who's been assigned to help Nick bust a carjacking ring is almost as hotheaded as he is … and when Nick gets kidnapped, his newbie partner is his only hope.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersCIA, Heroes, Special agents, Bodyguards
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Obsession, Pursuit, Elections
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Smart, Tense

Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, forcing Horrigan to come back to protection detail to confront the ghosts from his past.





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